1858 shipping receipt Baltimore to Providence, whiskey & tobacco

$38.00 USD

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Receipt to the Newton Brothers for $7.10, payment for shipping 2 bags of tobacco and 10 barrels of whiskey from Baltimore MD  to Providence RI aboard a schooner.

               Adams’ Line
       Day & Gladding, Agents

        Providence May 3rd 1858
Messrs. Newton Broth. To Schooner WHITE FOAM and Owners, Dr. for freight from Baltimore to Providence on
2 Bags tobacco               50
10 bbls whiskey @60   6 00
??                                       40
Wharfage                       70
Rec’d payment             $7 10


Nice border at left, including image of a schooner/steamboat

Printer ‘Young’s Print Providence

Horizontal fold. Toning mark LL.

4 ⅛” x 7 ⅜”


History of Providence County, Rhode Island

The Union Line to Baltimore was established soon after 1825… They carried out domestic goods and products, and returned mostly with corn and flour…This line ran until Seth Adams and Israel H. Day formed another, which was called Adams' Line, between 1835 and 1840.  This line consisted of larger schooners, of 180 or 200 tons burthen.  They included the 'White Foam', Captain Arnold Milliken;  the 'Israel H. Day', Captain Davis Chace, which was lost on Whale Rock with all its crew and every living thing on board except a dog, which swam ashore;  the 'Sarah N. Sherman', Captain Samuel N. Sherman;  the 'Wild Pigeon', Captain Martin Milliken;  the 'Sea Gull', Captain Joshua Howland; the 'Joseph Turner', Captain Gardner C. Gibbs (who afterward built the schooner 'Ocean Bird');  the 'Anna Jenkins', Captain James R. Potter;  the 'Eliza Gibbs', Captain Benjamin Gibbs.  Israel H. Day took the agency of this line after Mr. Adams resigned it.  These vessels ran until the railroads and steamboats took the most of their business away, between 1850 and 1860.